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Current Bulletin

St. John's Anglican Church

Parish of Horton,  Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Sept 23rd, 2018 - 17th Sunday after Trinity / 18th after Pentecost

8 am  Holy Communion, The Book of Common Prayer, P. 67

Collect: LORD we pray thee that thy grace may always prevent and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Reader: Pat Moore                      Prayers of the People: Patsy Clothier               

 Eucharistic Assistant: Beth Turner


10am    Holy Eucharist,  The Book of Alternative Services

The Gathering of the Community

Processional Hymn   #529 God, My Hope On You Is Founded

The Greeting and Collect for Purity, p. 185

The Gloria                                                             #702 Glory to God

       The Collect of the Day: O God, who draws near to us and whose

nature is revealed in lordship laid aside: give us grace to welcome you in the child and in the outcast; in the name of Jesus Christ, who humbled himself so that we might know eternal life. Amen.


As the children depart for Sunday School we will sing

For I'm building a people of power

and I'm making a people of praise;

that will move through this land by my Spirit,

and will glorify my precious name.

Build Your Church, Lord, make us strong, Lord,

join our hearts, Lord, through your Son;

make us one, Lord, in your body,

in the kingdom of your Son.


The Proclamation of the Word, p. 187

      First Reading: Proverbs 31:10-31, TBA

Psalm 1

Second Reading: James 3:13 - 4:3, 7-8a, Jim Fyfe
Gradual Hymn                          #514 Jesus, Joy of Our Desiring                          #

The Holy Gospel:  Mark 9:30-37


The Apostles’ Creed, p. 189

The Prayers of the People, Kimberly Matheson

Confession and Absolution, p. 191

The Sharing of the Peace, p. 192                                                           

The Celebration of the Eucharist

Offertory Hymn                                 All Are Welcome [handout]

Prayer over the Gifts, p. 382

Eucharistic Prayer #5, p. 204               #735 Holy, holy, holy…

The Lord’s Prayer,  p. 211

The Breaking of the Bread #2,  p. 212          #745 Lamb of God…

All are welcome to come forward to receive holy communion or a blessing. Gluten-free bread is available at the communion rail.

       Communion hymn: #54 Bread of the World, in Mercy Broken;

“Ich steh mit einem Fuss in Grabe” from Cantata No. 156 (J.S. Bach) –

Breanna Stewart, flute

Prayer after Communion, p.  382, followed by Doxology, p. 214

The Blessing

Announcements,   Diana Patterson

Closing Hymn                 #577 God of Grace and God of Glory 

  The Dismissal


Psalm 1

Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seats of the scornful!

Their delight is in the law of the Lord, and on this law they meditate day and night.

They are like trees planted by streams of water, bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither; everything they do shall prosper.

It is not so with the wicked; they are like chaff which the wind blows away.

Therefore the wicked shall not stand upright when judgement comes, nor the sinner in the council of the righteous.

For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked is doomed.


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.


Eucharistic Assistant: Kimberly Matheson

Greeters: Denyse & Jim Nelson

Counters: John & Helen Whidden

Everyone is invited to enjoy a time of fellowship and refreshments following the 10am service this week provided by Mary and Murray Phillips

Cycle of Prayer

Please remember in your prayers…

·       The Anglican Church of Tanzania; our National Indigenous Bishop Mark MacDonald and the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples

·       Staff and Students at the Atlantic School of Theology, the University of King’s College, Acadia University, Acadia Divinity College, Kings-Edgehill School, Windsor, and programmes of Discernment, Training and Formation for Ordained Ministry in our Diocese

·       All who are in need of God’s healing grace: Arthur & Joan, Albert Jucker, Barclay, Marlene & John Reid, Jane, Doreen McKee, Kevan, Mary Funderburg, Shelley & Gloria, Connie, Heidi, Harry, Cecil, Ann Watson, Phyllis Weatherbee, Richard Fry, Gene Trites, Eric Alcorn, Patricia, Kathleen, Canon Russell Elliott, Rob Phillips, Steve Kamburis, Betty Stauffer & Don & Betty Little



8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)    10:00 am Holy Eucharist (BAS) 



Mark these dates on your calendar

Today - Sun., Sept. 23rd, 1-4pm at St. John’s: Doors Open for Churches We are taking part in this initiative by Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia throughout Kings County to open our doors to visitors.  Thank you to all our volunteers for your help and hospitality.


Unfortunately the talk by the Human Rights Lawyer from Palestine (The Age of Trump and Netanyahu) scheduled for Tues, Sept. 25th at St. Andrew’s United Church in Halifax has had to be cancelled. The committee hopes to reschedule this event. Watch for updates.

Weds., Sept. 26th, 10:30am, Wickwire Place: Holy Communion

ACW Regional meeting: Sat., Oct. 20th, at 10am. Location is St. James Anglican Church, Kentville.


Oct. 26th-28th, Camp Seggie, PEI: Diocesan Youth Conference for youth in grades 7-12. The theme is “Wide Open Welcome.” More information and registration forms are at the back of the church – or talk to Jim or Sandra Fyfe. Registration deadline is Oct. 12th.


Thurs., Nov. 1st, 7pm, Cathedral Church of All Saints: Ordination of the Reverends Lorraine Street and Mike Tutton as Priests in the Church of God. Watch for carpooling details.


Thurs., Sept. 27th, 2pm, Blomidon Court: Holy Communion


Sat., Sept. 29th, 9:30am-3pm: - Soil and Spirituality: Come apart for the day and find heaven under your feet. Join us in quiet contemplation on dirt, spirit, connecting with our roots in a beautiful garden setting at the Quiet Garden at Kent Lodge. Leader: the Rev'd Canon Lynn Uzans, Anglican Parish of Wilmot. Coffee served at 9:30am for a 10am opening. Lunch provided at noon. Closing at 3pm. No cost. All are welcome. Please register in advance as space is limited. Phone: Pat (902) 542-5609; Email:


Sun., Sept. 30th (rain or shine), 1-5pm (serving on the hour),

29th Annual Turkey Dinner & walk-a-thon, St. Anne’s Camp, 3232 West Dalhousie Rd. Menu: Turkey, dressing, veggies, dessert, tea, coffee. Adults: $15.00; Children under 12: $5. Advanced tickets: Please contact: Henry Spurr@ 902-532-2723. A limited number of tickets available at the door.


Sun., Sept. 30th, 3pm, Wolfville Baptist Church: Induction of the new Senior Pastor, Rev’d Dr. Scott Kindred-Barnes. All welcome.


Thanksgiving Newsletter: If you have pictures or news that you would like to see in our next edition of the newsletter email them to Sandra at by Sun., Sept. 30th.


Want to learn how our church can connect with our community and neighbourhood in new ways? Consider attending the Vital Church Maritimes Conference in Truro from Nov. 8th-10th. The cost is $140 (or $150 after Oct. 1st) plus accommodations, if required. Funding support is available through the Diocese. Talk to Sandra for details.


OUR ROAST BEEF DINNER  in support of L'Arche Homefires will take place on Fri., Oct. 12th at the Lion's Hall from 5-7pm. There will be take-out and eat-in options. All tickets must be pre-sold - no tickets available at the door. Cutoff date for tickets sales is Friday Oct. 5th. The menu will consist of roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots and green peas. There will be fresh rolls, pickles, beets etc. on the tables. If you have any questions please speak to Karen or Dale Hennigar or call 902-681-7402.


Church & Community News

ACW Annual Project 2018-2019: :  Bonny Lea Farm, "A Home Forever". To support Bonny Lea Farm in the building of a new residence by sponsoring a room. Anglican women in our diocese will be sponsoring the living room, a place of welcome, gathering, and fellowship, in the new building at Bonny Lea Farm. The new residence is for the aging and ready to retire residents so that they many continue to live in the supportive environment at Bonny Lea, their forever home. Cutoff date is April 2019. To make a donation make your cheque payable to: Anglican Church Women Board and indicate Project 2018/19 on the cheque and place on collection plate.


The Annapolis Valley Honour Choir is selling 8" potted Fall

Mums from Blomidon Nurseries for $15 each to raise funds for their upcoming trip to Spain and Portugal in July 2019. Alec Fyfe has vouchers available to sell today. Simply present the voucher at Blomidon Nurseries and pick up your Mum. Thanks for supporting young singers in our community.


200th anniversary pewter ornaments - 35 left to sell @ $10
contact Elizabeth Biggs or Rev. Sandra. Also, My Cup Runneth Over anniversary coffee (whole bean or ground) is still available @ $12/bag. See Dale or Karen Hennigar.


St. John's Choral Scholar Program - Please consider making a donation to help us continue this wonderful ministry and outreach with our Acadia students. For more information about the Choral Scholar program, there is a brochure available at the back of the church, or feel free to speak with Michelle. There are also donation envelopes at the back of the church. Please make your cheque out to St. John's Anglican Church, and put a note in the memo line saying that it is to go to the Choral Scholar Program.

Like to sing - or know someone who does? The choir welcomes new members! Share your musical gifts, enjoy the fellowship of being in the choir, and experience the power and joy of leading the congregation in musical worship. Please speak to Michelle about joining the choir, or about other ways of contributing to our music program.


Quilts for the North: The count down for the quilts to the north is on - 39 quilts more are needed by the end of October.


Rector’s Schedule: Sandra will be in the church office Tues., 1-2pm, and Thurs., 4:30-6pm. She will be off Monday.